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The end of an era: the most special phones that LG leaves us

LG won’t make more smartphones, now what?

Indeed, as we mentioned in the introduction, this company says goodbye to its career of more than 20 years in the telephony sector. It may have been bad luck, some other wrong decision or that they did not know how to adapt to the trends of what the public was asking for in recent years. But unfortunately, the mobile section had been generating losses at LG the last few years and it’s time to say goodbye.

This dismissal will not be immediate since the “real” closure will take effect as of July 31, 2021. Even so, this act by the company has made many users wonder certain things about the equipment they have or were to come.

What will happen to my old LG, will it receive updates?

LG G8x ThinQ

The main question posed by those people who still have a phone of this brand in their pockets today is in reference to future software updates.

LG has already spoken out on this, stating that support at the operating system level will continue in force according to the regulations of each region. Therefore, taking the example of the European Union, those people who have an LG phone will continue to receive updates until July 21, 2023, at least. Once at this point, the company will not be required to continue supporting its old equipment. Which does not mean that these smartphones stop being useful, they will only stop receiving future Android security patches.

Will we get to see the LG Rollable?

Another question that has been repeated the most has been about the roll-up phone prototype presented by LG at CES 2021. And here the brand has been blunt, after announcing the closure of its mobile section on LG Rollable will not see the light, at least not by LG.

A bet for a phone tremendously similar to this concept will be the OPPO X 2021 that, as its name suggests, it seems that it will end up seeing the light throughout this year.

LG’s most iconic phones

Now that you know all the information about this news from the Korean brand, and we have also solved the main doubts that it has generated, it is time to do that review by the most outstanding phones that they have manufactured.

This list does not follow any specific criteria, but rather those mobiles that either due to successes, failures or for other reasons have attracted attention within the LG catalog.

LG G2

A clear example of LG’s golden age in the telephony sector began with this LG G2, a real bestseller. A smartphone manufactured in 2013, which came with Android version 4.2.2, a 5.2-inch IPS screen, 2Gb of RAM and 16-32 Gb of internal storage.

Regarding its cameras, it had a single 13 MP lens on the rear, capable of recording in 1080p at 60 fps, and a 2.1 MP selfie camera with which it could record in 1080p at 30 fps. It did not have any extravagances or anything brutally flashy, it just had a good set with an acceptable starting price, 599 euros.

He was succeeded by the LG G3, which was also very successful with the public. A model that, again, did not attract excessively attention but that did include a good pack of specifications for a moderate price. The screen reached 5.5 inches and, in addition to some slight improvements, it was a very similar product to the previous model.

LG Nexus 5

Another quite commemorative model for the Korean brand was the LG Nexus 5, since, it was one of the manufacturers to be able to work hand in hand with Google to create its first smartphones.

This smartphone arrived in 2013 with Android 4.4 and, of course, the support of the big G that made this phone reach Android 6.0 a few years later. In addition, it had a 4.95-inch screen, 2GB of RAM and 16 – 32GB of ROM. Regarding the sensors for photography, it only had an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front camera. Despite not being the one with the highest specifications, those of us who were able to test them remember it as a great phone thanks to the support of Google.

LG G Flex

Nowadays some of us complain about certain phones because they are not comfortable to use resting on a table due to the “hump” of the camera module. Maybe we should remember to remember this LG G Flex, a mobile whose aesthetics was completely curved, a seesaw let’s go.

This one featured a 6-inch curved OLED panel. It came with Android 4.4 and a single model with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Regarding its cameras, they are the same as in the LG G2: a single 13 MP main lens and a 2.1 MP selfie camera. Its launch price was 799 euros.

Of course, it came just at the time that it began to become fashionable among young people to place the phone in the back pocket of the pants and, as you can imagine, this did not sit very well with a mobile with this aesthetic.

LG G5

A model that joined the trends of the moment was this LG G5 launched in 2016. Undoubtedly it was the time when modular concepts in smartphones became fashionable, and this LG was not going to be less.

It was a phone in which the lower part could be removed, giving the possibility of adding different “modules” as the Motorola Moto Z did with its mods. We were able to see one dedicated to providing an extra battery and another for a Hi-Fi DAC.

Also, the phone came with a 5.3-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of ROM. All this accompanied by a double rear camera of 16 MP and 8 MP, and an 8 MP front lens. Your starting price? 660 euros, not bad for a high-end that, unfortunately, did not finish penetrating its target audience.

LG G8X ThinQ

And, speaking of remarkable details, we turn to the bet for the «double screen» in its LG G8X ThinQ in 2019. A time when others like Samsung were trying to attract attention with the folding screen, LG opted for a dual screen concept that, once again, still did not fit too much.

It was something different, since the smartphone was a “normal” phone that could then be attached to an accessory that gave it that second screen. But of course, when your competitors present a single “double” screen with greater continuity, more aesthetics and less weight, it is difficult to fight against that.

We were able to test this smartphone and we analyzed it on our YouTube channel. So if you want to discover everything about him, we encourage you to take a look at the video.

LG Wing

The last card that the Korean manufacturer played takes us to 2020 with the LG Wing. Once again, when the rest of the manufacturers were betting everything on folding smartphones, LG pulled out of its sleeve this phone inspired by its own LG VX9400 from 2008.

A mobile with a secondary screen that could be deployed, leaving a rather striking cross-shaped aesthetic, with the arrangement of these panels one vertically and the other horizontally. In addition to characteristics very similar to those of this year’s phones, the LG Wing tried to stand out in the cameras section including details such as a triple lens stabilized with a gimbal, among other details. Of course, it joined the bandwagon of phones for more than 1,000 euros, something that did not favor the popularity of this curious mobile.

And well, so far it is compilation by the most striking LG smartphones till the date. We hope you liked it and that, like us, you will remember some of these phones that, at the time, were liked by many users who follow the brand.

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